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Agenda

  • Day One
  • Day Two
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers working in different size schools and academies, in leadership and data focused roles.

This short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address

Welcome to the first virtual School Data Conference. We have designed this conference with virtual in mind and therefore have designed the day to be as practical and solutions focused as possible for you.

Some of the key themes and challenges that we will be looking at solutions to across the event will include:

  • What is the data telling us about the impact of Covid-19 on the attainment gap? And how can we use data to help us in this battle?
  • How do we better collect and utilise data to improve pupil attainment?
  • What does an effective data strategy look like?
Jude Hillary
Jude Hillary
Quantitative Research Director
NFER
Confirmed
9:45 am
Department for Education Update: How Should Schools be Using Data to Deliver Improvements in Light of Covid-19?
  • Examining the impact of COVID-19 on school data collection, and how data needs have changed
  • Exploring the outcomes of the 2020/21 exam seasons, how grades compared with previous years, and how results can be best utilised to support pupils’ further progress
  • Addressing how the progress and attainment gap has widened as a result of COVID-19 between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their less disadvantaged peers, and how data related to this can help feed into school improvement plans
  • Sharing the latest government updates and guidance on tackling the issue of disadvantaged pupils, and how the catch-up programme for children and young people is working to close the attainment gap

This session will include time for questions.

Chris Gray
Chris Gray
Head of Qualifications, Curriculum, Extra-curricular and Deprivation
Department for Education
Confirmed
10:15 am
Utilising Assessment Data to Effectively Enhance Pupil Attainment

In this insightful, interactive session, Liz will explore the evidence available about the impact of COVID-19 on pupil attainment, and what this means for approaches to utilising data.

Liz will offer practical considerations for your school or trust data strategy, while detailing how to ensure your approach to attainment is evidence-based and research-informed.

This session will include time for questions.

Liz Twist
Liz Twist
Head of Assessment Research and Product Development
NFER
Confirmed
10:45 am
Sponsored Session
11:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Taking a School-Wide Approach to Effective Data Use

This session will share key insights from research around school-focused data-informed decision-making, providing school leaders and data teams with new ideas on how to strengthen data analysis and use in schools.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Guidance on who should be involved in a school data team, and understanding why
  • Tips for school leaders to improve their understanding and leadership of data collection and use
  • Practical steps to create an environment for effective data use, that focuses on improvement
  • Insights on how class teachers can be key partners in a better data strategy for your school

This session will include time for questions.

Professor Dr Kim Schildkamp
Professor Dr Kim Schildkamp
Professor in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences
University of Twente, Netherlands
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Breaking Down the Data: What Does It Tell Us About the Impact of Covid-19 on Pupil Attainment and How Should we Respond?
  • Examining the growth of the progress and attainment gap as a result of the pandemic, and evaluating what data can tell us about the effect of catch-up efforts thus far
  • Discussing how the shift to online and blended learning has changed required outputs for staff, and how to embed KPIs that align with new desired outcomes
  • Exploring methods schools can use to monitor progress ahead of the 2022 exam season, particularly for KS4 and KS5 pupils, and into the next academic year
  • Maintaining a focus on accountability across different data contexts, in a way that supports school improvement

This session will include time for questions.

Natalie Perera
Natalie Perera
Executive Director, Head of Research
EPI
Confirmed
12:45 pm
The Future of Data Regulation for Schools

This session will provide the latest updates on regulatory compliance that school staff must follow when collecting and making use of pupil-related data, including with regards to UK GDPR, and offer methods for verifying and demonstrating compliance across a school or trust.

Insights will also be shared into the government’s new direction for data, following the open consultation in autumn 2021, and what the outcomes may mean for future plans on how schools will be expected to treat data.

This session will include time for questions.

Jacob Ohrvik-Stott
Jacob Ohrvik-Stott
Acting Head of Regulatory Futures
Information Commissioner’s Office
Invited
1:15 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

 

*Programme subject to change

Jude Hillary
Jude Hillary
Quantitative Research Director
NFER
Confirmed
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers working in different size schools and academies, in leadership and data focused roles.

This short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address

Welcome to day two of the virtual School Data Conference 2022.

Some of the key themes and challenges that we will be looking at solutions to across the event will include:

  • What is the data telling us about the impact of Covid-19 on the attainment gap? And how can we use data to help us in this battle?
  • How do we better collect and utilise data to improve pupil attainment?
  • What does an effective data strategy look like?
Jude Hillary
Jude Hillary
Quantitative Research Director
NFER
Confirmed
9:45 am
Workshop: Ensuring Your School and Staff Are Data Compliant

This session will cover key themes around GDPR and Data Protection law, summarising areas you must be aware of, and how to ensure compliancy in your school or trust.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Important considerations to make when collecting pupil data
  • How to identify concerns about a GDPR breach, and how to deal with such incidents
  • Top tips for creating comprehensive data records in a way that can be easily understood if a public request is made to present these
  • Strategies for auditing your data processes

This session will include time for questions.

Russell Holland
Russell Holland
Barrister and Partner
PHP Law
Confirmed
10:20 am
Workshop: Learning How Best to Use Data to Better Inform School Improvement Plans
  • Outlining how data has been collected in relation to COVID-19, such as engagement with online learning and teacher-informed grading, to effectively identify the on-going catch-up needs of pupils
  • Discussing the data collection priorities following this and outlining the work to create a rigorous school improvement plan for 22/23
  • Considering curriculum developments or staffing redeployments with clear objectives needed to help enhance pupil attainment, and reduce the gap between more and less disadvantaged pupils
  • Understanding the role of governors in analysing data usage and holding senior leaders to account in line with a school improvement plan

This session will include time for questions.

Dame Kathryn August
Dame Kathryn August
Independent Consultant in Education, School Leadership and Strategic Improvement
Confirmed
10:55 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:15 am
Primary Stream
Secondary Stream
Strategy Workshop: Developing an Effective Primary School Data Strategy

Key outcomes will include:

  • Learn how to develop a clear and concise approach to effective school data strategy development, including class profiles and assessment point analysis
  • Understand how to review current data collection practices and usage to consider how to increase efficiency across the whole school
  • Strategies to evaluate whether your data strategy is fit for purpose in your setting and works for school leaders, data managers and teaching staff

This session will include time for questions.

Jenny Bond
Jenny Bond
School Improvement and Development Consultant
Confirmed
Strategy Workshop: Developing an Effective Secondary School Data Strategy

Key outcomes will include:

  • Learn how to develop a clear and concise approach to effective school data strategy development, including class profiles and assessment point analysis
  • Understand how to review current data collection practices and usage to consider how to increase efficiency across the whole school
  • Engage with demonstrations of free tools to support data evaluation and further enhance school improvement including the pyramid of need, exam feedback tool and radar graph subject tracker
  • Strategies to evaluate whether your data strategy is fit for purpose in your setting and works for school leaders, data managers and teaching staff

This session will include time for questions.

Peter Atherton
Peter Atherton
Assessment & Development Manager
Penistone Grammar School
Invited
11:45 am
Primary Stream
Secondary Stream
Improvement Workshop: The Role of Data in a Successful School Improvement Journey

Key outcomes will include:

  • Learn how to analyse data around finances, staff resources and facilities, and how to make changes in these areas that can help increase educational performance
  • Methods for building a shared vision for change among staff, pupils, parents and carers and the wider community by focusing on tangible themes for improvement
  • Strategies for making use of national data and data from other schools and academies to benchmark performance and encourage accountability and challenge from governors to school leaders on KPIs
  • Understand how benchmarking against local and national averages for reading, writing and maths helps staff focus on pupil progress and recognise where to focus efforts

This session will include time for questions.

Rebecca Cox
Rebecca Cox
Director of School Improvement
Hales Valley Trust
Confirmed
Improvement Workshop: How to Effectively Use Data to Drive School Improvement

 

This session will include time for questions.

Sarah Mullin
Sarah Mullin
Deputy Headteacher
Priory School
Confirmed
12:15 pm
Primary Stream
Secondary Stream
Primary Schools Interactive Break Out Group Discussion

Join with expert speakers and peers from primary schools across the country to discuss current challenges around collecting data, the impact of COVID-19 on data use, and share best practice around utilising data to most effectively boost pupil progress and attainment.

Secondary Stream Interactive Discussion Session

Join expert speakers and peers from secondary schools to discuss how you can apply key takeaways from this best practice around reviewing how teachers engage with data collection and use to your own contexts.

12:45 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

 

*Programme subject to change